Providing specialised arboricultural services
East Midlands Environmental Consultancy (EMEC) was established in 1991 as a specialist ecological consultancy. In 2015 EMEC Arboriculture was formed to complement our ecology division and provide clients with expert arboricultural advice. Our expanding client base reflects our ability to provide accurate, cost-effective solutions for our clients’ varied arboricultural needs. Based in the heart of the East Midlands, EMEC Arboriculture operates for its clients throughout Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and the rest of the UK.
EMEC Arboriculture’s work involves projects from small-scale home extensions to large-scale residential developments, manor estates and woodland management plans. We offer a range of tree services including BS:5837 surveys for planning applications as well as Tree Hazard Assessments for landowners who have health and safety concerns relating to trees.
BS:5837 Tree Survey
If you are submitting a planning application or have trees on site or in the vicinity, then it is most likely that a BS:5837 tree survey and report will be required to secure planning consent.
Our Arboriculture team deliver such assessments for small and large scale developments. The survey is carried out in accordance with ‘BS 5837:2012 Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction – Recommendations’ and involves assessing all trees within impacting distance of the development. Trees are assessed based on their quality and benefits within the context of the proposed development and measurements are taken including root protection areas. EMEC presents the results of the survey in clear, concise reports, which also includes an Arboricultural Impact Assessment and Tree Constraints Plan. We work closely with clients to determine potential conflicts between trees and site proposals while providing objective recommendations for tree removal, protection measures around retained trees and appropriate mitigation.
Arboricultural Method Statement
If you are you building close to retained trees, you need to consider if the local council have added tree related conditions to your planning consent in order to protect trees? If this is the case an Arboricultural Method Statement and Tree Protection Plan are required. EMEC Arboriculture have experience producing such statements for complicated builds.
We work closely with our clients to ensure the final design and construction methods are implemented in a way that protects or limits the impacts on retained trees. This ensures trees remain viable and contribute to the long-term amenity value of a site. Our method statements are specific and concise making them easy to follow for developers and contractors.
Tree Hazard Assessments
Are you a landowner who is responsible for trees? Are you concerned about their safety and risk to people or property? Did you know you had a duty of care to others? EMEC Arboriculture have suitably trained, certified and experienced staff who can carry out Tree Hazard Assessments (also known as Professional Tree Inspections or Visual Tree Assessments) to put your mind at ease.
Our staff have professional tree inspection certification and therefore are competent at visually assessing the structural and physiological condition of trees. We can assess the severity of defects and provide appropriate, cost-effective tree work recommendations.
As well as surveys we carry out a range of tree works including pruning, felling and stump grinding. We can therefore implement many of the tree work recommendations made within our various tree survey reports. In addition, our team is able to install protective barrier fencing around retained trees at development sites, thereby complying with British Standards.
To find out more, please find further information on our Land Management page.